Someone Knows My Name: A Novel

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Publisher Description

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. "Wonderfully written...populated by vivid characters and rendered in fascinating detail." —Nancy Kline, New York Times Book Review

Kidnapped from Africa as a child, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned their freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice of the new colony prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people. It is a story that no listener, and no reader, will ever forget.

Published in Canada as The Book of Negroes and the basis for the award-winning BET miniseries of the same name.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
November 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Miamidude658 ,

Incredible

Must read

Jessiep813 ,

Captivating

I got the audiobook and basically couldn’t turn it off til the end cause I had to know things would turn out ok. Very highly recommend

Snooks46 ,

Someone Knows My Name: A novel

This is a spellbinding novel about a child who was kidnapped in Africa, put aboard a slave ship and transported to Sullivan’s Island, just outside of Charleston. Her travels continue to Nova Scotia, Sierra Leone, back to the interior or Africa and ending in London. It tells of her many experiences and hardships all along the way and her strong spirit to never give up. In the end, she gains her freedom and works with abolitionists in London to try to ban slave trading. Even though she endures many hardships, her strong spirit makes you want to continue on the journey with her to the very end. It is an outstanding novel!

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